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Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

Generations of people-young and old, male and female-have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott's most popular and enduring novel, Little Women. Talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy remain united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War. It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, the free-thinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with "woman's work," including sewing, doing laundry, and acting as a domestic servant. But she soon discovered she could make more money writing. Little Women brought her lasting fame and fortune, and far from being the "girl's book" her publisher requested, it explores such timeless themes as love and death, war and peace, the conflict between personal ambition and family responsibilities, and the clash of cultures between Europe and America.

Generations of people-young and old, male and female-have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott's most popular and enduring novel, Little Women. Talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy remain united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War. It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, the free-thinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with "woman's work," including sewing, doing laundry, and acting as a domestic servant. But she soon discovered she could make more money writing. Little Women brought her lasting fame and fortune, and far from being the "girl's book" her publisher requested, it explores such timeless themes as love and death, war and peace, the conflict between personal ambition and family responsibilities, and the clash of cultures between Europe and America.
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Generations of people-young and old, male and female-have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott's most popular and enduring novel, Little Women. Talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy remain united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War. It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, the free-thinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with "woman's work," including sewing, doing laundry, and acting as a domestic servant. But she soon discovered she could make more money writing. Little Women brought her lasting fame and fortune, and far from being the "girl's book" her publisher requested, it explores such timeless themes as love and death, war and peace, the conflict between personal ambition and family responsibilities, and the clash of cultures between Europe and America.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rebecca Burns

Length:

17h 21m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:29


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

40:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

23:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

31:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

26:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

21:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

24:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

25:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

33:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

22:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

24:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

26:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

29:16


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

12:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

27:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

17:38


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

34:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:17


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

13:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

29:01


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

23:26


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:43